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i'm sorry, sean, i didn't give you more chance to talk but i'm out of time. thanks to both of you for being here today and thanks to everyone. thanks for watching, enjoy the rest of your weekend. i'm arthel neville, "the daily briefing" starts right now. >> president trump making some big news on multiple fronts. hello everyone i'm alicia acuna for dain. welcome to a special edition of the daily briefing. ♪ ♪. he said he will be heading down to georgia. which party controls the senate. we have team fox coverage. pete hegseth is standing by with reaction. steve harrigan is live in atlanta. let's begin with kristin fisher reporting live from the white house. hi, kristin. >> hey, alicia, about an hour
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ago the trump campaign was dealt another disappointing legal blow in the state of pennsylvania with a federal judge dismissing a lawsuit and ruling that, quote: the campaign's claims have no merit. the number of ballots it specifically challenges is far smaller than the roughly 81,000 vote margin of victory and never claims fraud or that any votes were cast by illegal voters. well, the trump campaign now has the option of asking the supreme court for emergency injunctive relief and could file an appeal as early as this afternoon it. certainly looks like they are going to do it. one of the campaign's attorneys just tweeted the activist judicial machinery in pennsylvania continues to cover up the allegations of massive fraud adding on to scotus. but it's important to note that all three of the judges that ruled today were appointed by republican presidents. in fact the judge who wrote that
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opinion was appointed by president trump himself. the trump campaign is continuing to fight it out in pennsylvania. meanwhile, in georgia, president trump is really turning his attention to this critical those two critical run-off races in that state and saying that he is planning to campaign for those two republican senate candidates next saturday. >> we will have, you know, tens of thousands of people show up. but i think it's very important. and then i may go a second time depending on how they are doing. i may go a second time. >> the vice president has been campaigning there as well with control of the senate at stake. alicia? >> kristin fisher at the white house. thanks, kristin. for more or the president's campaign plans let's go. >> we have seen a string of candidates come run off set to take place january 5th. crucial elections which could determine who controls the senate. we have seen the vice president
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come. i'm wondering what role the president will play. he has made it clear he will come at least once, perhaps more than once. the question still remains about what will the president's focus be while he is in georgia? will it be the two republican candidates running to hold onto the senate or will it be his own presidential campaign in the president has complained recently and at length about perceived flaws and corruption in the georgia voting process. >> the people are very disappointed that we were robbed. we were robbed. i won that by hundreds of thousands of votes. everybody knows it. you go down the streets trump-pence signs all over the place. we won that by hundreds of thousands, georgia. disappointed. >> almost 5 million votes cast in the presidential balloting here in georgia. those ballots are now being recounted for the third time. this time by machine. they expect results by december 2nd. georgia election officials say they don't expect any major changes. joe biden ahead by more than 12,000 votes to be taken place
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after this third and perhaps final recount. alicia, back to you issue will issue will steve harrigan in atlanta. let's talk about georgia. as you heard steve talking as well, the president has cast some doubt on the process of the election there in georgia and in many places across the country. does that hurt g.o.p. -- does that hurt the g.o.p. in the state of georgia coming up on this very important runoff? >> well, i don't think it does. if anything, it's going to motivate the base to get out and ensure that should joe biden be president there is a fire wall in the senate. the president has been very clear because of your angst about the presidential election please do not sit out the senate race and not be enthusiastic
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about that. so you can do two things at one time which the president is continuing to do. i think it's a great service to republicans and the republican party to show the massive potential or existence of voter fraud and how state legislatures and others, courts, change the rules in the middle of the game because of demi lovato justify massive mail-out mail-in ballots or whether machines were used properly in the cases of georgia. those are good questions to ask. and we need to find the answer to those and the president should take all the time eneeds to find it out. in the meantime, him going to campaign there will demonstrate that he remains and will remain for a long time the most popular republican in the country who can motivate a base like nobody else. got 10 million more votes than he did last time. so he will -- i imagine he will be there more than one time. >> alicia: yeah, is he definitely a motivator. there is no arguing with that since we have a little breaking news on this case out of pennsylvania and talk right now
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by the trump campaign of possibly heading to the u.s. supreme court, isn't this something we were expecting all along that they were hoping at some point this vote would end up there? >> very much. so i think there is a lot of faith in that institution. and ultimately, when elections are contest you had, as this one remains, you know, look at 2,000 where the definitive decision went all the way to the top of our highest court. in this particular case, there is a legitimate constitutional challenge at stake in pennsylvania as far as whether or not the state legislature had the prerogative to make the changes they did outside -- directly contradicts the guidance of the pennsylvania supreme court which has to validate any of these types of changes. goes all the way back to civil war case precedent. to not understand the claim being made how the process was changed in the middle. this will be a very interesting case to watch. they wanted to get something up to the supreme court and
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hopefully they get that opportunity. >> alicia: and the president just continued a battle on multiple fronts, not just in the court. but also with the media. listen to an exchange here he had yesterday at the white house during a thanksgiving briefing. >> don't talk to me that way. you are just a light weight. don't talk to me that way. i'm the president of the united states. don't ever talk to the president that way. i'm going to go with another question. go ahead. >> so we know the president likes a good fight. there he seemed particularly agitated. what's going on? >> pete: well, when you get the same question over and over dripping with animosity it's pretty understandable that you would get that kind of frustration. listen, this is exactly what this president has been dealing with for four years. should it be a biden administration? just watch. i don't have to be knows dam knt here watch how they give him the softball questions not impugning credibility at all.
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with president trump it's always attack questioaattack dressed ua question. amazing he has been able to have this many press conferences without that this is something his base loves. he calls them out, takes them out and exposes their rampant bias. issue will liberal but were you surprised by this? this is someone who came to his defense. new york governor andrew cuomo. take a listen the way they question the president trump at some of these press conferences is just -- i've never heard that tone with the president. there are reporters who just are unprofessional, don't note facts and ask really biased questions. issue will liberal i wanted to play that so the people could see it's not just publishin pub.
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>> alicia: let's talk about your book, please. give us a little taste of what people can expect. >> well, i'm really excited about "modern warriors" meant to be at glimpse into the lives of post 9/11 veterans who served in the most dangerous places on earth on our behalf. it tells their real, raw, unedited candid politically incorrect story that takes you right there into the cockpit in that helicopter right before the mission. bullets whizzing by you. what are they thinking? what are their fierce hopes and ambitions. you will get to know them and get to understand what makes them tick why they are the real 1% of america. we hear 1 percenters all the time. these gals and gallons are the ones that keep us free. it's a perfect gift you can give somebody over this christmas season. >> it will motivate you and remind you why america is such a special place. >> alicia: such a poignant discussion right after thanksgiving.
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so much to be grateful for the sacrifices there thank you so much, pete, for spending time with us. >> amen. alicia. thank you. >> alicia: coming up major movement on the vaccine front. president trump says shots could be on their way as soon as next week. the details after the break. ♪ ♪ i suffered with psoriasis for so long. i felt gross. people were afraid i was contagious. i was covered from head to toe. i was afraid to show my skin. after i started cosentyx i wasn't covered anymore. four years clear. five years now. i just look and feel better. see me. real people with psoriasis look and feel better with cosentyx. don't use if you're allergic to cosentyx. before starting, get checked for tuberculosis.
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will fourth and fifth one coming up soon also. >> alicia: president trump saying we can expect coronavirus vaccine delivery to start as
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early as next week as one developer is dealing with a setback and casey stegall is dealing with arlington, texas with the latest. hi, casey. >> hi, alicia, good to see you there is a lot of excitement, obviously and hope surrounding this latest vaccine news. and it also comes on the heal of one of the latest candidates talking about a set back when it comes to the final stage of its clinical trials. astrazeneca saying that candidates were only given a half of a dose instead of a full one. and it essentially brought the vaccine's efficacy down from 90% to 62%. and that setback could delay the company's timeline for release while pfizer marches on preparing for its upcoming meeting with the u.s. food and drug administration the second week of december where emergency approval of use could be green lighted. i think for the general public this is still great news that those vaccines are still on
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track and hopefully people should start getting these doses relatively sooner. at least get offered. i think that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel meantime infectious disease experts are worried about even bigger surge weeks from now traced back to the millions of people who went ahead and traveled in groups for the thanksgiving holiday effectively ignoring recommendations from the cdc to cancel or scale back their plans this coming sunday alicia is going to be one of the busiest travel days as people who did decide to venture out make their ways back home back to you. >> very true. casey stegall in arlington, texas. thanks, casey. for more on this. let's bring in dr. marty mccrary the health policy and management johns hopkins school of public health. he is also a fox news medical contributor. doctor, thank you so much for
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being here today. appreciate it. so, this is good news, right, with vaccinations being delivered next week. >> a lot of interest and enthusiasm. one story that's been lost in some of this news is that while they may be 90 or 95% effective, they are 100 percent effective in preventing death. that is nobody in the vaccination arms of any of these trials has died of covid. so people should feel good about that. >> alicia: that's a very important point. do you believe that everyone needs to take the vaccine that this is a 100 percent situation here in the united states? >> no. i think everyone will have to assess their own personal individual risk. i think people need to ask whether or not they have been exposed or infected in the past and whether or not they have antibodies. remember, we may not need to vaccinate 70% of the public in order to get heard immunity. 30% of the public by the end of the winter will have already had some natural immunity.
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so that leaves another 30% to 40% that would benefit from the vaccine before we get to the herd immunities levels. there is going to be a lot of interest and excitement around december 11th when we start immunimmunizing people and get e shot in people's arms? it will be harder for the last 1 yard line for most people that is who is highest risk? how have we defined high risk? there is ongoing research. we have done some of that at johns hopkins. >> alicia: what are you finding in terms of who is most at risk? we have the people on the front lines. when you talk about risks, are you talking about specific conditions? specific ages? groups? >> yes, alicia. the national academy of medicine, for which i'm a member, put out broad more vegas road map plan --vague research . predicting covid mortality in people over 65. those at the top of the list who
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should be first in line were number one those with sick cell disease, kidney disease, leukemia limb phobia obesity or lung disease. cerebral palsy. anyone who lives in a residential facility. those are the people who should be first in line of those who are over 65 we heard in reporting. what i'm curious about here how does it effect the psyche of the american public? people already nervous about a vaccine that's come to the market so quickly. what does that do? does that hurt things? >> it does hurt the public trust. there is no doubt about it, alicia. when they made a mistake and gave the initial group of patients only half of the dose instead of the full dose, that is they added more solution or more fluid in which the vaccine was suspended diluting down the vaccine, that was a mistake.
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and we now believe those who got the skewed toward a younger population. none of the one third in the patients of the trial that got the half dose were over age 55. and we know i don't thinker people develop a stronger immune response. i think all of this is stuff that needs to be taken into consideration. >> alicia: okay. dr. makary thank you for your time say hi to your kids ohio can hear in the next room. hope you have a good one. >> okay. you too. >> alicia: despite the crime of violent crime across the country. supporters of defund the police say they are not going anywhere. we will have reaction next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ irresistibly smooth chocolate. to put the world on pause.
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♪ >> alicia: crime is spiking in major cities across the united states. but protesters calling for defunds the police are telling president-elect joe biden they are not backing down. one supporter told mother jones magazine she knows where the democratic party stands on the issue saying, quote: i don't expect they will be supportive of the main demand from the streets. it's going to be a fight. we're not going away. so, let's bring in lawrence jones. fox news political analyst and host of one nation on fox nation. hi, lawrence, thanks so much for being here today. my first question is not going
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away. what sort of impact could that have on the president-elect as he is trying to get his agenda going in january? >> well, i think what you are going to see is the progressive caucus which really has the energy of the democratic party throw a fit. it's not going to be many senators going to have such influence but when you talk about the house and the infliewrns that they have, they are going to make it very difficult for joe biden and also, remember. there is going to be another election in two years. expect a lot of those moderate -- i'm sorry, democrats to be challenged. >> when i think about these new freshmen congressman coming in you have corey bush coming from missouri that unseated lacy clay going to represent new york who unseated ingle. they will make it hard and joining that squad. >> this really seems like a gift for those rubbing in two years for the g.o.p. for sure. but, i'm curious. these defund the police folks
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they hate the president. they don't like what the president elect is going to do. what do they want and who do they think can deliver what they want? >> right. they wants transformation. you are talking to a group of people that aren't partisan they are progressives. that means you don't have a r or d in front of your name they want what they want. if that means that they have to sink the ship to eventually get what they want, they are going to do it. they are not so much concerned of having a democrat that's in office. you have already seen some friction with joe biden to begin with not only with the defunding the police movement, but choosing people that are progressive in his cabinet. they are not really comfortable in the direction that they are going. again, they are willing to sink the ship if they don't get those policy changes. look, he is in a no-win situation anyway because most of the policies that would transform policing has to happen on the local level. you can't pass sweeping federal legislation that effect these
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local municipalities. >> alicia: i would like you to take a listen to what the president-elect said back in october. take a listen. >> we shouldn't be defunding cops. we should be mandating the things that we should be doing within police departments and making sure there is total transparency. >> alicia: talking about reform and actually funding police departments. stats sobering when it comes to shooting incidents in major cities. new york city just this year up 95%. portland 88%. philadelphia, 62, chicago 53, los angeles coming in on the low end at 30%. but 30% is quite a bit. these folks who want to defund the police, i mean, what are they saying? what are their thoughts on violence out there? they feel like the police stepping back. partially true. police are stepping back because they can't do their jobs effectively. there are people like me that
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want transparency in law enforcement and believe in the state abuses its power we should step. in but the notion that we should take money from the police departments when crime is surging, not only when it comes to the crime it's violent crime. it's murders, comes to robberies taking place in these cities. as you know i have done a lot of reporting in those cities that you just listed. >> right. >> they are begging for help. the fact that even though the crime is skyrocketing these people are still saying still take more money away. i think that's problematic. but i will note in minnesota where this all started after the tragic murder of george floyd, they are starting to rethink their position after defunding the police and seeing such skyrocketing crime. >> lawrence jones, you are a busy guy today. you will be on "the five" later and encourage folks to tune in and watch you there. see you then. >> thank you, my friend. >> alicia: iran's top nuclear scientist is dead and officials say he was assassinated. benjamin hall is following this story from london. hi, benjamin.
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>> hi, alicia, this is a major major blow for the nuclear program. not only the head of the program but also known as the father of the iranian bomb and reportedly been on a hit list for at least 20 years. he was killed in a wealthy suburb outside of tehran. the attack is reportedly blew up a truck passed body guards and opened fire on his car. it was remarkably audacious sophisticated operation. iranian foreign minister is already blaming israel and khomeini said iran would quote dessend like lightning on the killing of this oppressed martyr. this is a set of killings at the heart of nuclear program amid fresh concerns about the increased amount of increased uranium iran is producing. a year ago assassinated kassam the two countries stood on the bring of war whether or not iran
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retaliates now remains to be seen. if it do retaliate it would be harder for the biden administration get back into the jcpoa what iran so wants and what israel and saudi arabia do not want. alicia? >> alicia: benjamin hall, thank you so much. president-elect joe biden taking heat from fellow democrats over his cabinet picks. but it's not just the squad. our panel weighs in next. ♪ ♪ research shows people remember commercials with nostalgia. so to help you remember that liberty mutual customizes your home insurance, here's one that'll really take you back. wow! what'd you get, ryan? it's customized home insurance from liberty mutual! what does it do bud? it customizes our home insurance so we only pay for what we need! and what did you get, mike? i got a bike. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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>> alicia: welcome back to a special edition of "the daily briefing." it's the bottom of the hour time for top headlines a veterans memorial toppled and graffitid in a portland oregon cemetery. police say 10 businesses were vandalized with graffiti and smashed windows. three suspects are in custody check out video from england. a woman smashing hundreds of bottles of booze in a supermarket in a small town north of london. nobody stopping her.
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she silently methodically swept them off the shelves doing what local reports estimated was $130,000 in damage. and vanderbilt university's football coach says one of the schools women's soccer players may fill in as kicker against missouri tomorrow. due to covid roster issues. sarah fuller has been practicing with the team since tuesday and if she sees action, she will be the first woman to play in a power five conference game. and those are today's headlines. president-elect joe biden spending the holiday weekend at his beach house in delaware as he gears up to announce more of his cabinet picks. and kevin corke is live in rehoboth beach with more. hi, kevin. >> alicia good to be with you. janet yellen going to talk about in this hour. obviously she has a fairly lengthy track record. that means if you are a supporter or critic, there is certainly plenty to go over there. she is likely, however, to be once again a member of a white
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house administration. by the way, she has already been the chair of a federal reserve board. she has been on the council of economic advisers for former president bill clinton. she has also been the president of the fed in san francisco and she helped to guide the economy after the fiscal crisis. so, if it's experience you are looking for, she has plenty of it. still, there are concerns that she has an international economic viewpoint which is to say she is seen in some circumstance as being very pro-china. and there are some lawmakers over on capitol hill that are weary about that. and about the fact that she may support a biden tax and spend posture that could further hamper the post covid recovery so. >> she comes to this position with a lot of experience and qualifications, but she is going to confront a fiscal challenge as we come out of this pandemic. how do we pay back the debt that we have incurred in fighting covid-19 and how do we get the economy growing again and she will have to navigate that as pressurery secretary.
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>> obviously we expect to learn a lot more about selections on the biden economic team with a series of announcements expected next week. likely yellen among them. as for the day, a lid called, we don't expect to see the former vp. if that changes i promise to let you know but for now back to you. >> alicia: kevin corke live in delaware. thank you. a closer look at candidates for attorney general. david spunt is live at the justice department. hi, david. >> hi, alicia, good to be with you this afternoon. attorney general is one of the most important cabinet position for any president and president-elect biden is looking at quite a list according to sources that are telling fox news. i want to read some of these people. it goes from former -- not former, current alabama senator but outgoing alabama senator doug jones, former acting attorney general sally yates. javier be sara remarks also senator sheldon whitehouse former secretary jeh johnson.
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governor andrew cuomo. stacey abrams. merrick garland and former homeland security adviser lisa monaco. a lot of names on that list. one of the top contender is the former acting ag sally yates. she served in the role the first few days of the trump administration. she is admired by the left. conservatives worry about yates because of her approval of a warrant to surveil trump 2016 campaign aide carter page. yates later admitted she would not have allowed it to go through and would not have signed off on it if she know it contained errors. listen here. >> she had a really good reputation when she was the u.s. attorney in georgia. republicans really liked her when she was the dag. the higher up you get, the more political that office is. >> biden has several picks to make, including the attorney general. of course, we don't expect any news today at kevin just said a lid from the biden campaign. but obviously in the next few days, possibly next few weeks we should know.
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alicia? >> alicia: okay, david spunt, thanks so much. >> you bet. >> alicia: let's bring in policy director from the romney 2012 connie chen and matt bennett. thank you both for being here today. loany, let me begin with you. when we are talking about nothing is official about janet yellen and this possibility of sally yates janet yellen deeply respected. she is someone who has avoided a lot of political controversy in recent years. she would be someone who i would expect would be confirmed relatively easily even with the republican controlled senate. sally yates has obviously been in the middle of much more political conversation. the attorney general job by its nature over the last few years has become much more plift sides. that started during the tail end of the obama administration. so that one may be a little bit more challenging. but, by and large alicia, i
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would say most of the names we have heard from the president-elect so far have been experienced season washington hands. while i might disagree with them on policy. i cannot say that they're anything but extremely qualified to plate role that they have been appointed for. >> alicia: what are your thoughts on that? do these seem like less dramatic picks and something that could go through in the senate? >> they do. i'm happy to hear lonnie say that. that's been the general response from republicans in washington. i do think there is an appetite for a return to people with experience in the jobs that they are doing. and without question, people that joe biden has named so far as lonnie pointed out fit that bill. now, look, it doesn't mean he is going to have his cabinet sail through a republican senate. this will be the first democrat to take office as president without controlling both houses of congress since 1892. so we don't do this very often. we generally see a president controlling the senate because generally those things move in tandem.
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this will be really interesting to see if he can move his picks through congress. >> alicia: as you both know there is no shortage of ideas from fellow democrats on who he should be filling his cabinet with. and i will bring up a quote that congressman james clyburn gave in an interview with regard to the lack of what he sees as a proper diversity in. this he writes from all i hear, black people have been given fair consideration but there is only one black woman so far. i want to see where the process leads to, what it produces, but, so far it's not good. matt, i will start with you. does he have a point there and is this going to be a problem? >> well, he has a point that there haven't been many black candidates so far. there have been two including richmond named tiny percentage of the cabinet. plenty more to go. i'm sure congressman clyburn would agree there is plenty of opportunity for joe biden to
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have a cabinet that's diverse. make no mistake carries a lot of weight with joe biden. so we will see. i think this will have impact. >> alicia: lonnie, what do you think about that? does congressman clyburn have a louder voice here than most. >> you have got to remember he was key to joe biden's come back during the presidential plim marry this year. so obviously his voice matters a lot. fundamentally, i think the president-elect is trying to put together a cabinet that's going to serve him well, serve the american people well, my preference would be that he would do that, you know, to look for the most qualified people regardless of other elements of their background. obviously this is an important issue right now in progressive politics. he is going to have to balance between ensuring he has a cabinet that can serve him well. while also achieving some of these goals we have around a diverse group of people to serve around him. >> alicia: we will be watching, lonnie chen and matt bennett thank you so much for your time
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have. a good one. >> thank you. >> alicia: up next, the fight to keep america's children inside the classroom. the numbers showing so many are failing while learning from home. ♪ ♪ if your dry eye symptoms keep coming back, inflammation in your eye might be to blame. looks like a great day for achy, burning eyes over-the-counter eye drops typically work by lubricating your eyes and may provide temporary relief. ha! these drops probably won't touch me. xiidra works differently, targeting inflammation that can cause dry eye disease. what is that? xiidra, noooo! it can provide lasting relief. xiidra is the only fda approved treatment specifically for the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. one drop in each eye, twice a day. don't use if you're allergic to xiidra. common side effects include eye irritation, discomfort or blurred vision when applied to the eye, and unusual taste sensation.
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>> alicia: a fox news alert. president trump will join maria bartiromo this weekend on sunday morning futures here on the fox news channel. it's his first interview since the election. be sure to tune in at 10:00 a.m. eastern on sunday morning. a colorado mayor now reversing course after stirring up controversy earlier this week. on tuesday, brian bagley, mayor of lawn month north of denver ordered hospital to refuse to treat covid-19 from a neighboring county not
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restricting. no longer pursuing that order saying he has successfully brought attention to the issue. schools across the country are sending kids back home for class. but statistics show more students are failing while learning remotely and look at these recent headlines from north carolina, virginia, and alabama. 25% of wake county middle and high school students failed a class during remote learning. remote learning increases failing grades by 83% in fairfax county, study finds and 5,000 alabama students haven't shown up for any sort of class with me now the host of moms on fox nation and fox news contributor rachel campos-duffy. rachel, thank you so much for being here today on such an important issue. >> of course. >> alicia: you have a large family. i have a large family. we both know the remote learning is just so hard but obviously the numbers tell the larger
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story these. >> charter schools opening prove every day it is possible to open safely in our school which when a child gets sick or they have been exposed to covid or they have covid. they stay home just like we do with the flu on like you and i have done for years you are right headlines so tragic. some of these school districts they don't know where these kids are they have lost track of them. they don't show up for the zoom class. the schools don't know if these kids are just home, you know, playing video games or if they have gone on to a private school. maybe their parents have registered them. they don't know. they have lost track of them. you remember, alicia, it wasn't very long ago that democrats were so concerned about 500 kids who, you know, our government lost track of at our southern border who came across. what about our american children? we have lost track of them. and one last point i want to mike with you, alicia, is that, you know, guess who is sending their kids to school?
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the chinese. the chinese 195 million chinesee students are in class learning this entire school year. they are doing it. american kids aren't. >> alicia: what also worries me and i'm sure you as well is you think about what's happening now and so harmful. i think about the months and the years that go on and the society that inherits these kids who really their school is their lifeline and the train to the future. and now everything is slowing down so much. >> absolutely. it's everything. it's academic. it's mental, and emotional and psychological. our student athletes are suffering and they're losing out as well. you know, the chinese are laser-focused on being the new global super power that is why they have prioritized getting their kids back in school. they have not politicize the science the way democrats have here in the united states they
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don't have teachers unions extorting parents and extorting the government, elected officials. >> so they're able to get their economy going because they have their children back in school. and by the way, they are using the fact that they have been able to get their children back in school and that we haven't as proof that, you know, communism works. so, this is very tragic. i personally have had covid. everyone in my family and lots of extended family members i know have had it and no one has died. i know one person who has died. he is an 83-year-old man. very tragic. but americans know how to manage this virus. we know who is vulnerable if we have teachers. who have co-morbidities we can give them something else to do or a severance package and definitely keep kids home who have co-morbidities or have people in their family who do. everyone else should be going to school and we are absolutely selling our children short. they are losing an entire year
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of learning because we all know that they can't do this virtually. it's just thought the same. >> alicia: difficult in so many ways. rachel campos-duffy. it's good to see that you are healthy, thank you so much. >> thank you. thank you alicia. and happy thanksgiving. >> alicia: thanks, same to you. up next, shoppers may not be busting through stores as much today. it's not slowing down sales. the late great alex trebek sending out a special message this holiday season. we will play it for you. ♪ ♪
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>> alicia: with coronavirus cases still rising nationwide. there won't be as much door busting this black friday. but online sales are still set to break records. garrett tenney is live in chicago with more. hey, garrett. >> hey, alicia. yesterday americans spent a thanksgiving record $5.1 billion shopping online according to dobby. holiday shopping absolutely looks different this year. can you see that here on
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chicago's michigan avenue. there are a lot of folks out and about. but it is nothing compared to the crowds you see on a normal black friday. most of the major retailers didn't open until between 5:00 and 7:00 this morning. others didn't open until 10:00 or 11:00. the cdc lists in person holiday shopping as high risk activity. across the country stores are being forced to limit how many customers can be inside at a time. some stores like best buy and lululemon virtual queues wait outside. carts and baskets sanitized and masks required as well. for some black friday is a tradition and they ever trying to find a way to keep it going doing it safely. this holiday season though is expected to break records. the national retail federation is forecasting holiday sales will increase between 3% and 5% compared to last year when the world looked a whole lot different than it does right now. alicia? >> alicia: and let's not forget
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small business saturday is tomorrow. garrett tinney, thank you so much. ♪ >> alicia: grim evidence of the pandemic's toll on our economy as food banks across america saw cars lined up for thanksgiving yesterday. hi, alex. >> the u.s. census dat dating tt 26 million americans didn't have enough food and on thanksgiving we saw record-breaking number of people waiting there in line as they wanted food, of course. needing after the pandemic but still the numbers far exceeded what people expected. >> they're not your next door neighbor. they are people who have lost their job and never expected to be unemployed. they are folks that have -- been sick with the virus and unable to work again. >> the mission in new york city
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blocked off an entire street to serve 1200 socially distanced hot thanksgiving meals within just four hours. in albuquerque, new mexico, massive lines formed at a drive-thru in a stadium parking lot. the economic fallout of the pandemic pushing more people to seek help. city officials say they served 114 percent more meals than they had from march 1st to october 21st. and here in new york city we are seeing that some of these charities say they don't even have the opportunity to welcome volunteers in because of the pandemic. alicia? >> alex hogan, thank you so much. the late great jeopardy host alex trebek recording a final message for fans before he died. it's a message of hope for the future and it aired last night. >> you know, in spite of what america and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful. there are more and more people extending helpful hands to do a kindness to their neighbors. and that's a good thing. keep the faith.
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we're going to get through all of this, and we will be a better society because of it. >> trebek died earlier this month after a battle with pancreatic cancer. thanks for joining us. r. leisha acuna, here is rick leventhal. >> rick: i'm rick leventhal in for bill hemmer. topping the news this hour president trump says the first delivers of a covid vaccine could start next week or the week after. the fda set to meet december 10th to take up pfizer's application for emergency approval. at the same time, we are tracking some setbacks sphrenk heading back to the testing phase testing phase. word the company is being targeted with suspected hack attacks from north korea. also, a new report on some disturbing side effects seen in a vaccine trial. a volunteer revealing what he wishes they told him before he got the shot. all that this hour starting with casey stegall live in a

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